February – October 2013

Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival @ Tahoe XC
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

The Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival is an event that will cater to one of the fastest growing cross-country regions in the United States. While it is no secret that Lake Tahoe is a famous alpine skiing destination, we are also lucky enough to possess world-class Nordic skiing. With multiple cross-country ski resorts and hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails, Lake Tahoe serves up some of the finest Nordic skiing in the United States.

Alpenglow Film Series @ Olympic Village Lodge
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Donny Roth has spent nine years searching remote corners of Chile looking for the perfect southern hemisphere backcountry skiing location. 2012 brought below average snowfall thus creating a last-second change of plans as two friends come down from the U.S. Pulling together some unusual resources, three men head into the cordillera, where very few people have traveled in the winter. For a week, the team explores unique terrain, is blown away by incredible sunsets and condors flying overhead, and makes first descents everyday. As amazing as the trip was, the story has just begun. Is this the future of backcountry skiing in South America?

Doors open at 7pm for the Alpenglow Film Series.

Tonight’s event will benefit the Far West Nordic Farm Team

The show is free. There will be over 4k of raffle prizes to giveaway. 100% of proceeds benefit the team.

Apr 2 – Apr 11 all-day

Must be USSA or FIS licenced .

Fast and Female XC Ski CHAMP Camp @ Auburn Ski Club
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fast and Female
Tuesday, April 2, 2013  1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Auburn Ski Club

Fast and Female is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment through sport of young women ages 9 to 19. By partnering with female olympians, they offer inspiring programming all over North-America. Through their non-competitive and fun initiatives, they strive to retain girls in the competitive sports of cross-country skiing, biathlon and complimentary summer endurance sports.

Firecracker Mile @ Donner Pass Road
Jul 4 all-day

Event starts 10am by US Bank Mon July 4th. 1 mile gravity fed fun event for all ages & abilities. Run through the crowds waiting for the parade. Fundraiser for Auburn Ski Club Nordic Programs.

ASC Rep Sale @ Auburn Ski Club
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a unique sale that brings the area’s sports reps together to sell their samples & demo equipment at great prices.

Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, camping, backpacking, cycling gear, plus great shoes & clothing from your favorite outdoor companies.

The sale is in the Club’s Training Center’s parking lot (far west end of Boreal’s parking lot) from 9am-1pm.
Free admission to all. Checks & cash preferred for purchases.

15% of all sales go to support our Junior Nordic Ski Programs.

Squaw Valley Mountain Run @ Squaw Valley USA
Aug 3 all-day

For the past 32 years, on the first Saturday of August, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.

Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer are provided.

Participants can choose to RUN or take a more leisurely pace and HIKE, or Nordic walk (hike with poles). For the less energetic – let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & join our knowledgeable guides for the beautiful FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain

More info

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon @ Auburn Ski Club
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club

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October 26th, 9am to 1pm

Keep Calm – Winter is coming.  While we watch NOAA for news of the first BIG snow the ASC Training Center is hosting an open house, Sat. October 26th.  We’re inviting all members, guests and those interested in learning about ASC Training Center and our programs.  It’ll be a full morning of activities:

9am to 11am –Bring your outgrown equipment of all kinds for a club equipment swap and sell with others.  The long room will be set aside for all to buy, sell and make “deals”.

9am to 10:30 am – Coaches and staff will be available to talk about 2013-14 programs, equipment, etc.  We’ll have handout materials and showing videos.

For families ready to turn in program registration forms, or individuals joining and getting XC trail passes staff in be in the office to help get you through the paper work and issue membership cards and XC passes.

2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club

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March 2015 – ASC Training Center
Organization Committee formation gathering October 27th, 10am – Noon

The biggest Junior Cross Country event in North America is returning to the ASC Training Center and Far West .  This annual National Championships will draw 400+ of the very best 14-19 year old skiers for a week of hard fought competition on the challenging ASC Training Center courses.   Through a tough qualifying process each of the 10 USSA divisions will bring their very best to the start line at ASCTC. This is truly a National Championships in every sense and the proving grounds for future Olympians. Our Far West Juniors can look forward to a home turf advantage and a spotlight in the community.

The first step for ASCTC and the Far West is to form an organizing committee.  ASCTC is inviting anyone with interest to attend an Oct. 27th formation gathering. There will be a presentation of the different leadership roles we need to fill and what it takes to host this event.

With the successful JN’s of 2005 and 2009 we’ve set the bar high, but there is a reason we’re often called the “best race crew in the west”.  We hope you’ll join us and the Nordic community in a leadership role on organizing committee or competition crew.  It’ll be a rewarding life experience you’ll never forget.

Come see by our information table at the Oct. 26th Far West Auction. For more information contact us at or 530-426-3313